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The name Cara is of English origin, and means beloved or friend.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Cara has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Cara
Use of the Name Cara for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
43,610 43,146 26,136 7,155 3,045 1,128 561
The table below indicates the number of times the name Cara has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Cara
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18809624  
18819664  
18829285  
18838356  
18847998  
188563112  
1886    
188774010  
18889059  
1889    
1890    
189184911  
1892    
1893    
1894    
189593712  
1896    
189799111  
189884516  
189999111  
190092317  
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190795116  
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195299689  
195395299  
1954847124  
1955773154  
1956737172  
1957782165  
1958880134  
1959707199  
1960662235  
1961531340  
1962455448  
1963368681  
1964367663  
1965274988  
1966346677  
1967365603  
1968413508  
1969366636  
1970350716  
1971337755  
1972325719  
1973286848  
19742351,074  
19752071,190  
19762191,104  
19771891,410  
19781921,345  
19792111,246  
19802031,274  
19812081,261  
19822041,326  
19831911,393  
19841911,438  
19851841,461  
19861941,338  
19872141,232  
19882081,261  
19892121,275  
19902351,210  
19912271,258  
19922471,125  
19932511,104  
19942721,025  
1995307898  
1996326860  
1997343817  
1998357807  
1999385728  
2000393731  
2001458603  
2002480583  
2003501567  
2004508561  
Totals:  43,610 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Cara as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Cara appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 68 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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